Gateway Regional High School
Principles of Engineering - MS 8th Grade Cycle
Christopher C. Better
This course is an introduction to engineering principles and the engineering design process through hands on design challenges and activities
Course Expectations and Assessments
Design Activities / Projects
Cycle activities below will deal with one or multiple areas of technology and society.
They are: Construction, Manufacturing, Transportation, Communication, Power &
Energy, and Biotechnology.
Students are graded on their class participation. 10 points each day are
awarded for participation, attitude, effort, safe lab practices, and clean-up.
This results in a weekly primary lab grade worth up to 50 points. Primary
grades also include the Lab Safety Test and Design Project Completion and
Design Portfolio. Secondary graded assignments include, machine safety
packets and questions, safety stories, performance part design and any
additional supporting assignments within the scope of the major design
Required and Recommended Materials
Students can come down to the lab at any time during other lab periods to make up assignments/project work and or after school during our TSA club meetings. Students and parents can email me at any time with questions or concerns
Classroom Behavioral Expectations and Rewards/Consequences
Behavioral and Classroom / Lab Expectations are outlined during our “Personal & Lab Safety” Instructional Unit during the first 2-3 weeks at the start of each cycle session.